A remake of Dario Argento’s classic horror film Suspiria has been in the works for a few years now.  Slowly, but in the works nonetheless.  Italian director Luca Guadagnino has been attached to the project, and has revealed, through a Q&A session, his grand plan for the remake:

The film by Dario Argento was a very indicative moment of growing up for me because I saw it when I was 14. I think it changed me forever. I was obsessed [with Argento]through all my adolescence. [My version] is going to be set in Berlin in 1977. It’s going to be about the mother and the concept of motherhood and about the uncompromising force of motherhood. It’s going to be about finding your inner voice – the title is very evocative on these grounds.”

The movie by Dario Argento was maybe a child of its own times. It’s very delicate; almost childish. I have a very strong interest in German literature and film, so I think [my]Suspiria will have to focus very strongly on that moment in history, in 1977, when Germany was divided and a new generation was claiming and asking to recognise the debt of guilt that forged the new Germany after the war against the fathers who wanted to deny the responsibility.” (from iHorror)

And now, here’s a new development. Dakota Johnson and the inimitable Tilda Swinton have officially been cast in leading roles.

Listen, I know that remakes of classic movies tend to make us upset, and may even lead to some heated debates, angry tweets, and impassioned vows to boycott the film.  I get it.  But come on; Tilda Swinton has signed on.  That alone is basically a guarantee that the movie will be pure gold.



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